Monday, April 23, 2018

Coastal Brooklyn was once full of industry...

Coastal Brooklyn was once full of industry but in 2006 there was a huge fire 🔥 that destroyed a large rope manufacturing complex. The silo in this photo is all that remains today as the area is slowly being redeveloped into residential buildings.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Delmonico’s, located in the Financial District, opened in 1837 and is considered the oldest fine dining restaurant in the United States

 During the 1800s women were not allowed to dine in restaurants without men present. On April 20, 1868 a group of women decided to protest this archaic law and held a luncheon at Delmonico’s. The restaurant not only did not turn the women away but gave them a private dining room and served a special prix-fixe menu of $1 per diner.  In honor of the 150th anniversary of that landmark meal, Delmonico’s is hosting a “Ladies’ Luncheon”, featuring a special menu created by James Beard-winning chef, Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune.

Photo from 2010 appears in our book “New York Nights” along with more text about this historic restaurant @delmonicosnyc which also is known as the birthplace of Lobster Newburg, Eggs Benedict and the dessert Baked Alaska.



Monday, April 16, 2018

We are delighted to announce that C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries is a generous supporter of our Capturing the Faces & Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts, a photography and oral history workshop

We are delighted to announce that C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries is a generous supporter of our Capturing the Faces & Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts, a photography and oral history workshop we are leading in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center. The free workshops, which are fully booked, begin tonight, Monday April 16th.

C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries was established in 1838. It is the oldest apothecary in America and specializes in such extreme customer service that most of its medicines, whether over-the-counter or prescription, are behind the counter to retain the intimate connection with the customer. Since 1939, three generations of Ginsberg’s have owned and operated the shop, passing down from father to son to grandson, Ian Ginsberg.

Photo and interview with Ian Ginsberg from 2010 appears in our book "New York Nights".